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FBI Confirm Boston Bombings Was a Terrorist Attack

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  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    The city of Boston is on lock down after twin bombings killed at least two people and injured over one hundred more. This bombing is one of the deadliest attacks within our borders since 9/11. The police confirmed in a press conference that the explosions were in fact caused by an explosive device and was not a natural occurrence. They do not have any suspects or motives as of this posting, nor has any individual or group stepped forward to claim responsibility for the attack. If there is any bright spot in this horrendous crime, it is the number of casualties could have been far worse if it weren't for the hundreds of police and medical staff that were directly around the bombing site, enabling some to get care in a manner of minutes.

    Faceless cowards killing and maiming innocent individuals undoubtedly elicits a strong personal emotion inside of me. While we have no idea who is responsible for this right now, I can't help but feel a strong personal anger that an individual believes that bombing innocent civilians--including women and children--can justify whatever grievance they have.

    Thoughts on the bombing and why someone would choose a marathon to launch an attack?
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    It looks as though the grandstands near all those international flags was attacked. But the bomb was placed behind the bleachers. Was the second explosion placed to catch those fleeing the first one. If so, oops. This doesn't look like a professional attack. So the IRA, AlQaeda, and the Red Brigade are off the list and goofballs here on the list.

    Inspired by "Olympus Has Fallen"? We'll see.
  • Democrat
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    My first thought is that this might be a lone wolf type of attack, someone with a personal ax to grind and not someone affilated with any known terror organizations, its been almost 3 hours since the bombings and no one has stepped forward and accepted responsibility for the attack, there has been no manifisto type proclamation, so it seems so far anyway,that it might be a lone wolf type nut.
  • Other Party
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    I think it's too early to say who's on or off ..."the list"...

    Terrorism? Yes.

    Who's behind it? THAT is what is too soon to say. Even ..."professional attacks"... can go wrong.
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    Fog of war can cause even the most well laid plan to go wrong. My point is this one didn't seem at that well thought out.
  • Center Left Democrat
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    there is absolutely no connection (as far as we know) between the bombings in Boston and the gun debates going on in Congress this week ..

    however ...

    it's possible that at least some of our legislators will "connect the dots" between the senseless violence in Boston and the senseless violence cause by guns that aren't controlled well enough ...
  • Independent
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    that guy in Arizona Wrote: there is absolutely no connection (as far as we know) between the bombings in Boston and the gun debates going on in Congress this week ..

    however ...

    it's possible that at least some of our legislators will "connect the dots" between the senseless violence in Boston and the senseless violence cause by guns that aren't controlled well enough ...
    Sure we can make all kind of assumptions; I guess until we know who and the motive it does not make sense to discuss this as such.
  • Center Left
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    Ball bearings were put into the bombs to act as shrapnel. Doctors have removed ball bearings from many patients. I have heard that there have been a large number of amputations today. I just heard that there has been a third death. Many are still in critical condition. 3 dead, 141 injured.
    I have heard that one runner reported that he saw a trash can blow up. That could be where one of the bombs was hidden. I've heard that the authorities have a person of interest in custody. They are also looking for a black man with a foreign accent.
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    It is horrible that someone would use a beautiful Spring day for a bomb attack, & not even announce the purpose for it. Usually, they can't WAIT to take credit for their weird agenda. There are so many suspects, even a few home-grown organizations that are always making threats. It's a good thing we have a lot of law enforcement still not shut down due to the sequester.

    It is way too soon to assign any blame for this, so we can't jump to any conclusions yet. It is really a potpourri of suspects, & I personally can't believe this is Al Quaeda or some of those old obsolete factions from 9/11. Most of them must be senile by now, & a few of them must have been burned into cinders from crashing their planes into brick & steel walls. Just like those who insisted that Osama bin Laden was living in a cave near Tora Bora, I think current myth-makers perpetuate Al Quaeda too much. I figured a long time ago, that Osama bin Laden was a millionaire, & why would he want to live in a hot stinking cave, with no air conditioning or icebox? With no comfy beds, or laundry tubs? When he could be living in a Swiss hotel, with all modern conveniences, with phones & room-service, & with hot & cold running women? Not to mention that the binLaden family had all kinds of bank accts and business assets in their offices in Switzerland and Paris. Recall that in familiar news reels, showing bin Laden giving a speech, he would walk down a barren mountainside, in his sandals, wearing immaculate white robes & turban. Now in a war zone, do they have dry cleaners that wash & dry your clothing, & then DELIVER IT? And no doubt they had electric wires & water pipes & a laundry INSIDE A CAVE.

    In reality, we help to uphold a myth that Al Quaeda does a lot of evil things. Mostly to perpetuate a reason to continue the Wars in Arab countries,
    -- & allowing looting of Arab OIL (eternally). Which leads to War Without End. (Both the OIL industry & the War Machine gain enormous PROFITS from the situation whenever we can keep a good War going. The Stock Market rises astronomically & the CEO's get more bonuses & perks, & the GOP get more money for their war chests to campaign against the Democrats. Everybody WINS, & of course (cough cough) the GOP can always be depended on to share all their booty with their fellow Americans, since the GOP are notoriously so "charitable." / So we ALL will benefit, NO? -- (huh?) NO?
  • Independent
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    eternal flame Wrote: It is horrible that someone would use a beautiful Spring day for a bomb attack, & not even announce the purpose for it. Usually, they can't WAIT to take credit for their weird agenda. There are so many suspects, even a few home-grown organizations that are always making threats. It's a good thing we have a lot of law enforcement not shut down due to the sequester. This gives them a few hours over-time, I guess, to help out their pay.
    There are some jobs that can NEVER PAY enough for what services they provide. Our emergency crews are in that category. Wish we could figure out
    an effective way to THANK THEM ALL. Got any ideas?
    I guess the best way to thank them is to change the mentalty in this country; i,e. improve the level of tolerance and love thou neighbor as is being preached but not done. Furthermore teach these things at schools, stop being a policeman for the whole world; get first things in the own country in order; stop the polarization and war mongers. Then everyone will be thankfull.
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    The FBI are up to their usual BS. Interview, and make it public, many of a certain type(usual suspects) then wait to see who the public likes best for it. Will it be the Saudi student who consented to a search or the female Saudi doctor?
    After the Olympic bombing and the anthrax scare I have confidence the FBI will get someone, just not the right one.
  • Democrat
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    Sad, but predicted, our society continues to back peddle through the mounting stresses in human strife. We don't go forward much anymore, it's becoming more backward in our development as Human beings. We may find that this bombing was due to a mindless fanatic wanting fame and glory, such as McVay in Oklahoma and the Uni-bomber. Let the FBI and authorities seek out the clues and pray they locate geniuine suspects, not just anybody to blame it on, but true suspects that when convicted will allow justice to be accomplished.

    My wife and I for somehow get thrilled watching "The Following", on TV. Honestly, doesn't this show depict a dehumanizing trait of our society? To possibly realize that there are groups that have nothing to live for, but to kill other people. Something as a insatiable desire to lust for the kill must be animalistic and not human. The movie, "Olympus has Fallen", may be another thrilling pact of movie enjoyment, but a prediction of North Korea's intent to attack the America at it's core. This movie is much about killing and it supplies enjoyment to those that attend and they clap and make shouts of glea on the ending. Killing, murder, crippling, rape, bombings, war, and stealing all of these traits and othetrs depict a social media that is back peddling from going forward in toward a culture of humanity. Maybe I'm not smart enough to see that this is a rendering of the trash in our world population that must take place before we can evolve, but it is not an acceptable way to live. I do believe that someday in the far future, we as humans will evolve, but I think the worst has not come, yet. Armageddon will take care of all those that plague our world and the few that survive, I hope that the belief of a new world will come is true. Just think of what a world catastrophic event like what destroyed the dinosaurs would accomplish in remolding social order. I believe that there will be survivors because some people are very skilled in staying alive. Of course there is the possiblity we become medieval and practice similiar dehumanizing things against each other, but I'm optimistic that love and caring will overcome the evil of this world.

    If anybody knows anything about the bombings that the FBI and authorities can use for evidence, please come forward. This message should be sent around the world. There is always a good possiblity that someone saw something and however little it may be could be the missing piece that makes the bombing picture clear. Of all the people there in Boston, you have to agree someone who was not involved with the criminal act, knows something.
  • Democrat
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    The news is reporting that FBI have a suspect now in custody, he is of Arab descent,from Medina ,Saudia Arabia on a student visa, he was admitted to a local Boston hospital with burns on his hands, supposely from the bomb devices.
  • Center Left
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    Very interesting johnny. Thanks for the new information.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    johnnycee Wrote: The news is reporting that FBI have a suspect now in custody, he is of Arab descent,from Medina ,Saudia Arabia on a student visa, he was admitted to a local Boston hospital with burns on his hands, supposely from the bomb devices.
    I'd be very careful about this. The FBI hasn't reported anything--a source has said that they have a person of interest there, and has not been labeled a suspect or charged with anything. It very may well be the person that is responsible, but I'd take what an unnamed source says with a grain of salt before there is an official announcement.